Solutions: Dredging

Dredging operations often rely on several winch related activities from mooring to the dredge head lines. Rugged Controls instrumented running line tensiometers are a superior choice for decimal point accuracy in payout and tension monitoring. Our design provides a smaller footprint than other models and is rapidly deployable for retrofitting existing winch systems. In combination with our line control displays, they provide real time and historical data to winch operators, bridge crew, and even remote operation centers or headquarters. Contact us today for a configuration to suit your specific needs.

Line Riding Tensiometer

In conjunction with Thern, Liquid Waste Technology, CH2M Hill & the US Army Corp, Rugged Control installed 15 RL-05 running line tensiometers (RLTs) to monitor line tension on the winches supporting the Washington Aqueduct Settling Ponds.

USACE Dredge Potter

Rugged Controls successfully implemented incorporation of its running line tensiometer technology with the US Army Corp of Engineers Dredge Potter.

Suncor Tailing Pond, Dredging

Understanding mooring line tensions and dredge head positioning/loads is paramount to safe and efficient operations in a dredging operation. See one of our custom solutions for a Tailing Pond dredging operation in Canada.

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Rugged Controls is an ISO 9001 certified manufacturer of rugged programmable controllers, sensors, instrumentation, controls and automation equipment used in industries ranging from oil & gas, industrial, oceanographic to mining to construction. Our brand of multivariable controllers is continually selected in mission-critical applications where rugged durability, viewability, accuracy and data acquisition is required.

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